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The Boathouse

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700 Park Ave, Winona Lake, Winona Lake, IN 46590-1065
+1 574-268-2179
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My wife and I went here to celebrate her birthday. While they don't take reservations except for large parties, we were seated by the windows with a great view of the lake as soon as we arrived on an early Sunday evening. I ordered the full rack of ribs and Sharon ordered the Walleye dinner. The ribs were fall off... More 

Thank VideoITGuy
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here many times since this local favorite opened, and it has never disappointed! The menu is varied and always good food! The service is above most.

Thank Phillip W
Denver, Colorado
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have been many many time since moving to the area and the food is always reliably good! Best lemon drop martinis I've ever had too. Have tried a variety of food there and am never disappointed! Staff is friendly and helpful. When I moved here I was told this was a "fancy fine dining place" and it can be,... More 

Thank Lisa V
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95 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After many visits to Warsaw/ Winona Lake this was my first visit to The Boathouse restaurant. This visit was for lunch. The four at our table all ordered something different and all were pleased with our meals. For this first visit I went fairly safe and ordered their Cheddar Burger. It was cooked MW and had nice melted Cheddar on... More 

Thank Jrsmith1154
Nappanee, Indiana
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

I have been to The Boathouse many times, as I am a graduate of Grace College, the college right up the hill. I have gotten a variety of meals off the menu and never once have I had even a mediocre meal. The view of the lake is just the cherry on top! If you are in Winona Lake, The... More 

Thank natshields4
Winona Lake, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 22 March 2017

The Boathouse has been open for many years and it continues to impress. There is never a bad soup, so order a bowl without hesitation. Peter and his staff are very attentive and efficient. We've had company Christmas parties there for years and our guests always appreciate the food and service. They recently (last couple of years) remodeled the dining... More 

Thank Lori46590
Warsaw, Indiana
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259 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

All time favorite - we come here very often. Wide variety of plates. Recently we had not been "lucky" ordering beef since it had not been cooked right. Usually always overcooked and dry. Last Sunday I tried the top sirloin and begged for it to be as I wanted it to be and it finally happened - cooked to perfection.... More 

Thank Juancho D
Fort Wayne, Indiana
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Great view and clean restaurant, but that doesn't save mediocre food. My pasta was boring and visually bland (named rustic on menu). One at our table had sirloin with horseradish crust but it was gooey butter that had little to no taste of horseradish. My wife's salmon was fish on a plate with a potato...no garnish/presentation. And for her the... More 

Winona Lake, Indiana, United States
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Always great service, always good food. It can be loud in there at times, but overall a fun atmosphere.

Thank Christopher V
Winona Lake, Indiana
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3 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Great service, great food and great atmosphere. They always deliver a great meal and the food is prepared just the way you ordered it.

Thank Denise K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, View, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 700 Park Ave, Winona Lake, Winona Lake, IN 46590-1065
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Winona Lake
  • Phone Number: +1 574-268-2179

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?